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Cristiano Ronaldo Morocco goal
20 June 2018
A new record for Cristiano, gritty wins for Portugal and Spain – and early exits for three nations. The going's getting tough...
Marcus Berg
20 June 2018
One lucky supporter won a prize to live in the 31-year-old's Gothenburg apartment while he's away in Russia
20 June 2018
They aren’t in the Premier League any more, but they are in Russia this summer – it’s the ex-top flight stars who feature in World Cup squads
Cristiano Ronaldo Spain 2018
20 June 2018
Oh, Cristiano. The Portugal icon now has only one man left to beat after more heroics in the 2018 World Cup, this time against Morocco. Sorry, Ferenc...
Germany Mexico
20 June 2018
From controversial new technology to calamitous TV coverage, Jon O’Brien looks at 10 big talking points from the first round of games
20 June 2018
The two nations secured victories on and off the pitch as both sets of fans respectfully cleaned up after themselves
World Cup beer
20 June 2018
Six days in, and Russia's capital is running out of booze. Eek! 
20 June 2018
We’ve now seen every team at Russia 2018 at least once – so who’s top of the class, who’s rock bottom, and where do England sit?
Mo Salah
19 June 2018
Russia defeated Egypt 3-1 despite Mohamed Salah's penalty, Senegal beat a lacklustre Poland 2-1, while an early red card hindered Colombia as they lost 2-1 to Japan
Nintendo Switch Football Manager
19 June 2018
Need something to fill that awful time between World Cup games? Our heroic friends at Football Manager have just the thing...
19 June 2018
Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskas, Paulo Maldini and a young Lionel Messi all feature on Gary Parkinson's list of the great teams that could've gone all the way to World Cup glory, yet failed to do so
Gilberto World Cup 2006
19 June 2018
From disastrous flops to limited cult heroes, few fans who watched this lot in the Premier League could make sense of their World Cup selection, as Jack Beresford explains